Did you have a good Earth Hour Saturday night? You know, that 60 minutes when we were supposed to flick off the lights, pull the plug, and party like it was 1799?
Another useless Earth Hour has come and gone, its popularity fading but not yet dead. We’re still subjected to annoying lectures from enlightened progressives like David Suzuki and Al Gore - huge carbon-spewers whose mantra is, “Do as I say, not as I do.”
They claim we’re killing the planet with our cars, furnaces and light bulbs - the very things that allow us to enjoy life. According to the progressives, unless we revert to living in grass huts and foraging for grubs planet earth is deader than disco.
Don't believe the hype! The best reason NOT to celebrate Earth Hour is that this silly PR stunt always fails to achieve its goals: Reducing energy use and carbon emissions.
Earth Hour adherents light candles and bonfires. How does that REDUCE carbon output? Where’s the logic in substituting clean-burning electricity for light from an open flame that generates unfiltered CO2 emissions? Most candles sold in Canada are made from paraffin, a petroleum byproduct, so lighting one’s home with them is like letting a diesel engine idle for no good reason.
Earth Hour epitomizes the useless feel-good symbolism that increasingly defines environmentalism today. Appearing to do something good, beats coming up with actual solutions. So what if some people turned off their lights for 60 minutes. Almost 2 billion people on this planet don’t have any electricity at all!
Even by the most optimistic predictions, the International Energy Agency estimates that by 2035 we’ll produce only 2.4% of our energy from wind and 0.8% from solar.
It’s time to reject the ongoing Earth Hour hoax. Fight back against this insanity next year by continuing to enjoy your lights, your appliances, your gadgets.
Previously, I’ve paid homage to technology by celebrating Human Achievement Hour which occurs at the same day and time as Earth Hour. I’ve even rented Hollywood-style searchlights, lighting up the sky to celebrate our golden age of technology.
Embracing progress is the way to celebrate ... not listening to a bunch of hippies telling us the way to achieve environmental nirvana is to shiver in the dark and feel miserable.
Not that THEY’RE doing that, mind you...